TRANSACTIONS OF THE HULL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Volume 1, page 5

REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING APRIL, 1894.

 

The Committee have pleasure in reporting the completion of another year of prosperity and progress.

 

During the past year six ordinary members have been elected, and one honorary member, the Society now numbering sixty members.

 

The excursions of the Society last summer were, with one or two exceptions, well attended by members and their friends, who had thus opportunities afforded them of studying in the field the following formations :-

Post-Glacial ..................... .................................... Hornsea and Askern.

Glacial ................................................................ Hornsea, Askern, Aldbro', and Speeton.

Upper Chalk ...................... .................................. Beverley.

Middle Chalk ....................................................... Speeton.

Lower Chalk ........................................................ Speeton.

Neocomian ...........................................................Speeton.

Upper Oolite ........................................................ Filey Bay.

Middle Oolite .................... .................................. Hackness, Filey, Kirby-Moorside, Malton and N. Grimston.

Lower Oolite ..................... .................................. Hackness and Hawsker.

Upper Lias,. Middle Lias [and] Lower Lias ........... Robin Hood's Bay and Hawsker.

Permian .......................... ..................................... Askern.

An excursion was also made to Manchester, to see the Owen's College Museum.

 

The meetings of the Society during the winter months register an average attendance of twenty-two.

 

The following is a list of the lectures and papers contributed.

Man and the Glacial Period .........  .......... Prof. Percy F. Kendall, F.G.S. (of Yorkshire College, Leeds, and Chairman of the British Association Erratic Block Committee).

The Level of Hatfield Chase .... ............... Rev. J. R. Boyle, F.S.A.

The Yellowstone National Park ...... ... .... Professor Alf. Harker, M.A.; F.G.S., St. John's College, Cambridge.

The Geological History of England ...........W. I. Carter, Esq., M A., F.G.S. (Secretary of the Yorkshire Geological Society).

The Anthracite District ........................ ….... T. R. Williams, Esq.

An evening was also devoted to the examination of microscopic rock sections, kindly lent by Professor Kendall and others.

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